How to make instrumental from a song

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by fud122, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2006
    I'd like to just extract the instrumental music/rhythm (hence no words or voices) from some songs that I have. Therefore I just to mute what's being sung and record only the beats. How can I do this on my mac and with what software? Thanks.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Short answer: you can't do that.

    Longer answer: There is a way that seems to work with a few songs. Split the two stereo channels, invert one of them and add then add the two together. If the vocals have been added equally to the left and right channel, left and right vocals should then cancel each other out, leaving a mono music track behind. But it really only works if the song was mixed with vocals split evenly - for all other music, I am afraid you are out of luck.

    - Martin

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